Baked Shells in Sauce

Baked Shells in Sauce


"A filling main dish that is easily adaptable to suit your personal tastes. Recipe doubles/triples well. Use your favorite store bought or homemade tomato sauce."


40 m servings 212 cals
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Original recipe yields 2 servings



  • Calories:
  • 212 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 5.5 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs:
  • 29.5g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 13.3 g
  • 27%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 13 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium:
  • 819 mg
  • 33%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Bring a pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  3. In a medium bowl combine tomato sauce, mushrooms and tofu. Stir in cooked pasta. In a separate, small bowl combine mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses.
  4. In a small casserole dish layer pasta mixture and cheeses.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until lightly browned.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.
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  1. 95 Ratings


Note from the recipe author -- A few people mentioned that it was missing something. If you noticed in the description, I said that it is a basic recipe, meaning that it is a starting point. Ad...

This was really good! Like someone else, said, it's really the sauce you use that makes or breaks it. I made my own tomato sauce. I also quadrupled the recipe, and used penne instead of shell...

This was SO GOOD! I have been been searching for ways to make healthful vegetarian dishes, and this one was amazing! I especially liked how there was tofu incorporated into the sauce, and how th...

Really great base recipe. Substituting whole wheat penne for the pasta worked well. I also sauteed the mushrooms with some garlic before baking and added some diced zucchini. It's still excell...

I just made this and it was one of those recipes that turned out right without me spending the whole meal "apologizing" to the family. Of course, it's pretty hard to screw this one up and I owe...

Great base recipe. I like the idea of using tofu here. It's bland as is, but as the submitter stated, ït's a good start. I'm a garlic lover, so I throw in about 4 cloves of garlic (yes...I kn...

It's only an okay recipe--I added a few vegetables, but I actually like the idea of just putting the tofu in with the sauce; it really was barely noticeable for those who arenèt big fans of tofu...

Only after some changes & additions would I rate this 5* because I think it would be bland as written. I used the "calculate" button for 5 servings. What I changed, using some others suggestions...

I followed the advice of other viewers and added chopped onion, garlic, more tofu and used almost 22 oz. of a tomato and basil sauce. The casserole was delicious!